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Apple says it will notify users whose iPhones were hacked by spyware

Apple says it will notify users whose iPhones and devices have been compromised by state-sponsored hacking efforts, according to a support document. The tech giant published its plans to inform these hacking victims last week after Apple filed a lawsuit against NSO Group claiming that the Israeli company broke U.S. law by selling spyware to hack into iPhones.
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We Need to Stop Saying ‘Blacklist’ and ‘Whitelist’

Earlier this month, the U.S. government sanctioned the controversial spyware vendor NSO Group, putting it on a list that prevents U.S. companies and individuals from selling services and technologies to the company. When reporting the news, several outlets, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Reuters, and CNN, referred to this action as putting NSO on a “blacklist.”
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Britain and Israel to sign trade and defence deal

Britain and Israel will sign a 10-year trade and defence pact in London on Monday, promising cooperation on issues such as cybersecurity and a joint commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The agreement was announced by Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, and her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid, despite...

UK and Israel Pledge Greater Cooperation in Cybersecurity

The UK and Israel have signed a new agreement promising increased cooperation in cybersecurity. The 10-year ‘memorandum of understanding’ was signed yesterday (November 29) in London by UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. Among the provisions is a pledge to forge a closer alliance on cyber and tech, to “help to ensure that future standards on new technology are shaped by democratic nations.”

Apple will notify you if your iPhone has been hacked by spyware

According to Apple, all iPhone users whose iOS devices were hacked or compromised by malware or state-sponsored attacks will receive a notification. After Apple sued the Israeli company NSO Group last week, the Cupertino technology company announced its plans to notify the hacking victims. Apple claims that NSO Group has violated U.S. law by selling spyware that hackers use to hack iPhones.

International Tech Policy Week

This week we celebrated International Tech Policy Week, which happens every year around this time, when American policymakers, the American execs who follow them, and the U.S. journalists who report on them all go home to eat turkey with their families and leave tech policy to the rest of the world.

APT annual review 2021

In the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky, we track the ongoing activities of more than 900 advanced threat actors and activity clusters; you can find our quarterly overviews here, here and here. For this annual review, we have tried to focus on what we consider to be the most interesting trends and developments of the last 12 months. This is based on our visibility in the threat landscape and it’s important to note that no single vendor has complete visibility into the activities of all threat actors.

The MAC at Place Ville Marie Launches its First Exhibition, Terror Contagion, by Forensic Architecture With Laura Poitras

Event + Exhibition, Art, Multimedia Design, Technology + Science. Today, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) launches Terror Contagion, by Forensic Architecture with Laura Poitras, an immersive installation that pulls visitors into a graphic, three-dimensional representation of the sprawling connections, patterns and consequences of acts of digital violence documented through the investigations of the research agency Forensic Architecture (FA). The data matrix is complemented by the personal stories of activists, dissidents and journalists targeted by Pegasus. The exhibition, co-produced by the MAC, is based on a project undertaken with the support of the Toronto-based Citizen Lab and Amnesty international. The exhibition is presented at PVM—the MAC’s newly minted, temporary location during the architectural transformation of the institution’s headquarters—until April 18th, 2022.

UK-Israel deal: Why spyware scandals won't stop cybersecurity partnership

UK-Israel deal: Why spyware scandals won’t stop cybersecurity partnership. British intelligence and tech sectors have much to learn from Israeli expertise despite rights concerns, experts say. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid after signing a memorandum of understanding at Britain’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office...

Apple Lawsuit vs NSO Group Alleges iPhone, MacOS, WatchOS Spyware

Apple is suing the NSO Group, a controversial Israeli state-backed spyware developer, accusing the secretive company of using its powerful Pegasus surveillance tool to target and track a small number of the iPhone maker’s customers worldwide. For MSSPs that protect Apple devices for end-customers, the lawsuit may provide some clues...

Apple files lawsuit against NSO Group over “Pegasus” spyware

Apple kept its promise, the lawsuit against NSO Group and the development of spyware «Pegasus». Recall that Apple was constantly updating its iOS versions in the face of these threats. Those of Cupertino want to avoid abuses and damages against their users. Apple Goes Against NSO Group Through Lawsuit. The...

How Apple Will Alert You When You’ve Been Hacked by State-Sponsored Attackers

Apple has announced that it will alert iPhone users when it suspects that state-sponsored attackers have hacked them. State-sponsored attacks pose a serious security threat to targeted individuals. These attacks are usually aimed at specific users, based on what they do or who they are. State-sponsored attacks tend to be...

Report: Israel Cuts Cyber Export List to 37 Countries

The Israeli government's Ministry of Defense reportedly has cut the official list of countries to which Israeli companies’ cyber spyware can be exported from 102 to 37, reducing surveillance tool export market by two-thirds. As reported, the latest list restricts cyber spyware companies in Israel from doing business with countries...
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The Wild West of cyberspace just got a little less wild

Welcome to The Cybersecurity 202! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating. Is there a “Saturday Night Live” character more underrated than Hanukkah Harry?. Below: Israel and Iran are embroiled in a tit-for-tat cyber campaign, and how the Robinhood hacker conned a customer service representative.